In 1998, Massachusetts essentially banned assault rifles and other devices that can feed a high capacity of ammunition into weapons.
If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets life in prison, he’ll likely go to ADX, sometimes called the Alcatraz of the Rockies. The Boston Globe’s David Abel reports the Florence, Colorado, prison is designed for the harshest possible form of solitary confinement.
Other big consumer topics Massachusetts’ consumer affairs department dealt with in 2013: problems with home improvement contractors, and car issues – including those involving the state’s lemon law.
As law enforcement conducts its investigation into the Boston Marathon explosions, public health officials will be doing some investigating of their own into the emergency response to Monday’s atta